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The Attack of the Shower Chair
By Susan Leck

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In my eagerness to prove that this could be done, I had neglected to measure the dimensions of the inside of the shower stall. Needless to say, there was not enough room for me to bring the shower chair down from over my head and the battle was on. During the next hour that chair had me pinned in some of the most peculiar positions one could imagine. I was pinned under the chair, pinned against the wall, my head caught between the arms of the chair and pinned against the shower knobs. And Bud?? He laughed. He laughed so hard that he slid off the toilet. So there I was pinned in the shower by a shower chair, with Bud lying on the floor in his birthday suit (and unable to get up by himself), and he continued to laugh. What a sweet, wonderful sound that was!

I was finally able to maneuver that chair out of the shower, past Bud, and into the bedroom. I then helped Bud get up, and with a look of resignation on his face, stated very matter-of-factly, “I guess that means no more showers, huh?” I said, “Are you kidding?” and led him into the shower. He protested saying, “No I will fall.” I said you are not going to fall and you are going to have your shower. I stepped into the shower with him, closed the door, and held him up while I gave him his shower. Bud is gone now, but whenever I remember the battle with the shower chair, and I see in my mind’s eye the joy on his face, and hear again his laughter, and I smile.

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